Angels on Bare Skin ($.13.95) is a kaolin clay-base facial cleanser that contains ground almonds which gently exfoliate dead skin but it's not too harsh so it can be used everyday. It also contains rose and lavender oils to help balance out combination skin. Application is not as messy as I thought it would be, when mixed with water, it transforms into a paste. It smells heavenly and I've noticed my skin is softer. I've added this cleanser to my routine and use it in the am and pm after removing my makeup. In comparison to other cleansers (either liquid or solid soaps) it doesn't dry my skin and even though I apply moisturizer afterwards I feel like I wouldn't need to. Is that good!
|Naked Basics Palette compared to iPhone 4S|
Overall, this is a great palette and if you're into neutrals this is perfect for you! however if you want to try a more colourful palette then this is definetly not for you. I find it perfect for everyday use to wear to work, school, wherever really :) Since it has light-to-medium-to-dark colours you can still build up and create a smoky, sultry look. Or a naked look too!
Do you like this palette? You could win it on my giveaway! Enter here.
Hello lovelies! It's holiday season, it's time to give! Celebrating almost reaching 500 followers, I'll be giving away the new Naked Basics Palette from Urban Decay! You'll have 10 days to enter and spread the word, this giveaway is open international so anyone can enter. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported my blog from the beginning and also to my new readers for stopping by! I hope you all have a merry christmas and a happy new year! :)
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I'm a lucky lady! I won my third giveaway this year! Amanda from Rosebud Beauty held a giveaway on her blog and I was lucky enough to win a Philosophy Set which includes a mini purity one-step face cleanser, a full of grace shampoo, bath and shower gel, a mini hope in a jar moisturizer, a mini miracle worker anti-aging concentrate and a bbcream sampler. Also, the Mac Glamour Daze Outrageously Fun lipstick and she also threw in a few samples! Thank you so much Amanda for this, I was actually really happy to finally try Philosophy products and the lipstick is so gorgeous! Ps. The wrapping paper is so nice :)
Hello lovelies! I hope you're all having a wonderful holiday season, I'm enjoying every single day since I'm almost done with school and last week I went on a well deserved vacation to Cuba! I'll be posting pictures of my trip in case you want to come back and see them and read about my experience :)
I have a hair care post today, it's been a while since I posted anything else than makeup.
The Klorane Conditioner with pomegranate ($.14.00) is the BEST conditioner I've tried this year! Though I have naturally straight hair, I need to detangle it everyday so I use either conditioner or a hair cream on towel-dried hair. I was really interested in this one because I love love love pomegranate. From Vitamin Water XXX to pomegranate juice to lip balms (Burt's Bees are my favourite) and the fruit itself!
Klorane has different tube colours to for each hair type, this one is for colour treated hair. Pomegranate helps and repairs damaged hair weakened by colour treatments and it's made without sulfate and sodium chloride. I noticed it softened the texture of my hair and it looked really shiny and healthy. Klorane says: the effectiveness of our patented pomegranate extract has been scientifically proven: hair color lasts an average twice as long. I still haven't been able to prove this, since I've only used it a few times. However, color-fading is something that will always occur no matter how many treatments I apply, it might be slower with this, but still. I really like this conditioner because it leaves my hair soft and supple. I'd recommend using this if you have dyed your hair, if not there are other types that could help your current hair condition.
Even though the Deluxe eyeshadows are being discontinued, you still get great quality and quantity (twice as big as the regular shadows) for wait your paying for. The Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadows are on sale for $.8.00 (insted of the original price $.18.00) on urbandecay.com I don't really know when were these released exactly. Honestly I'm in love with this shade and I want to get more Deluxe Eyeshadows before they're gone.
Underground is described as a medium fawn and it has a metallic sheen. The texture is very soft and the colour payoff is amazing. The packaging is very unique, and every shade has a different packaging. I picked Underground as I find it a very easy-to-wear shade and it's perfect for everyday!
Urban Decay 24/7 Double-Ended Pencil Duo Set ($.28.00) comes with two double-ended pencil eyeliners and the Grind House Sharpener. The colours that it includes are Corrupt, Zero, Empire and Uzi. The regular 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils have 0.04oz while these double-ends have 0.01oz on each side, so you get half of the size/content on each pencil. Considering you get to try 4 different colours, this is a great deal. Plus some of this shades are exclusive to the set and you get a sharpener worth $.10.00.
|On bottom lashline 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Empire.|
Empire is a deep matte eggplant, it has a nice pigmentation and glides easy on the lashline and waterline. The texture is not as buttery as Perversion but if you layer it twice you get a richer colour. I like this colour because it makes my eyes stand out, so I'd say it's nice for brown eyes. Uzi is a deep grey with silver glitter and a metallic finish.
Corrupt is a dark brown with silver glitter and a metallic finish. In some lighting it can look like it has burgundy undertones in it. Zero is a zealous black, previous to Perversion this was the blackest black.
|From left to right: Corrupt, Zero, Uzi and Empire.|
Have you tried this set? Or prefer to have full size eyeliners?
Recently I've been into "don't buy limited edition stuff", but I just couldn't resist this lipgloss set! It's super cute and I love all the colours. Bold and soft all-in-one. Mac Guilty Passions: 4 Lavish Rose Lipgloss Mini Kit ($.32.50) comes with 4 lipglosses in different formulas, Cremesheen Glass, Dazzleglass and Dazzleglass Creme. It has a great value considering the size and content of the tubes. (Dazzleglass 0.09oz, Dazzleglass Creme/Cremesheen Glass 0.07oz)
|From top to bottom: Going Casual, Demure, Boys Go Crazy and Color Saturation.|
Going Casual (Cremesheen Glass) is a blue-toned cotton candy pink with a slight hint of shimmer. It's very sheer so it's hard to get "full coverage" on the lips. The shimmer isn't very noticeable once applied.
Demure (Dazzle Glass Creme) is a cool-toned pink with iridescent shimmer, the brush allows precise application. I quite like the sparkles and it looks lovely on it's own.
Boys Go Crazy (Dazzleglass) is a deep amethyst with micro-silver sparkles and it has a semi-opaque finish. I adore this shade!
Color Saturation (Cremesheen Glass) is a berry red with a creamy texture, it's very pigmented and the glossy finish is very pretty.
|From left to right: Demure, Going Casual, Boys Go Crazy and Color Saturation.|
|First row: Going Casual, Demure. Second row: Boys Go Crazy, Color Saturation.|
What's your favourite colour?
Hey everyone! I made my first video tutorial ever! It's a smoky/sparkle eyes look using the Urban Decay Smoked Palette and Mac pigments and eyeshadows. Below you'll find listed all the products I used. Any feedback is welcome! :) I hope you like it! PLEASE WATCH ON HD :))
Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette ($49) includes 10 eyeshadows: Kinky, Freestyle, Mushroom, Backdoor, Blackout, Barlust, Rockstar, Evidence, Loaded and Asphalt. It's packed in the prettiest and convenient case that you can take anywhere. It also includes a full-sized 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion and a mini Primer Potion in Original. I think the price for this palette is great considering it includes the eyeliner which is worth $19 alone and the mini primer potion. Even though the eyeshadows are not full-sized (0.05oz) they have a decent size (0.03oz).
|From left to right: Kinky, Freestyle, Mushroom, Backdoor, Blackout|
Kinky is a matte pale beige, it has a great colour payoff considering it's a very light shade.
Freestyle is a matte light peach, it's a great shade to blend and create smoky eyes.
Mushroom is a warm pale grey with a shimmery finish. I don't have anything comparable to this colour, I'm in love!
Backdoor is a charcoal brown with a matte finish.
Blackout is deep black with a matte finish. This is also included in the Naked 2 Palette.
|From left to right: Barlust, Rockstar, Evidence, Loaded, Asphalt|
Barlust is a medium red-brown with a shimmery finish, it has a great texture and colour payoff.
Rockstar is a deep aubergine with a shimmery finish. It's buttery soft and is a unique colour.
Evidence is deep navy blue with a metallic sheen. It reminded me of Mac Prolong Eyeshadow in Thru the Night.
Loaded is a deep metallic emerald, it's very dark so it might appear like a dark grey if applied heavily.
Asphalt is a medium grey with a shimmery finish.